The Ed.D. in K-12 School Administration is designed to provide administrative and supervisory skills for potential and practicing administrators in K-12 education. The program of study focuses on training informed leaders through the utilization of scholarly research and theoretical models, which are applied to experiential situations.
The Ed.D. in K-12 School Administration is a 45-54 credit program that consists of foundations/interdisciplinary studies and elementary, secondary and higher education administration courses, as well as a research requirement. Doctoral students are considered for matriculation after completing 15 core course credits and by demonstrating core competence by successfully passing a qualifying written examination. Upon completion of most graduate work, doctoral students must pass a comprehensive performance-based assessment to advance to candidacy.
The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.
The College of Education and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and NCATE.